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BAFE unveils new scheme to assess competency of dry riser/wet riser service and maintenance providers

Over 12 months in the making and taking into account comments elicited during a public consultation period, the new BAFE Competency of Organisations for the Service and Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Scheme is the first of its kind to assess...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Wilson James wins Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award

Wilson James, the provider of security, logistics and aviation services, won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year Award at the 2019 IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards. The win recognised a pioneering partnership between the business, The Shaw...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police Federation chair calls for urgent review of “growing mental health crisis”

The national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales has called for a review of what he has called a “growing mental health crisis” as new figures revealed police officers dealt with 28% more cases in the last four years. An Institute for Government Performance...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Deloitte: “Few businesses use enterprise-wide cognitive sensing to detect risks”

Of more than 1,590 C-Suite and other executives recently surveyed by Deloitte, 39.4% report the greatest benefit of using cognitive risk sensing is the early detection of emerging risks and potential threats. However, just 5.3% of respondents say their organisations use...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
Diana Fawcett
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Victims’ Law is Needed to End ‘Lottery of Support’

Almost all of us have been affected by crime at some point in our lives, writes Diana Fawcett. Whether through personal experience of a crime or being reminded by terrible acts in the news, crime can have a devastating impact on individuals, making them feel unsafe an...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Ethical surveillance under discussion at Global MSC Security Conference 2019

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November, security practitioners, law enforcement professionals, academics and policymakers joined forces in Bristol to debate the ethical use of surveillance at the 21st edition of the annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition. Official...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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NCA agrees £190 million settlement in wake of frozen funds investigation

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has agreed a settlement figure with a family that owns large property developments in Pakistan and elsewhere. The £190 million settlement is the result of an investigation by the NCA into Malik Riaz Hussain, a Pakistani national whose business is...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Manufacturers “grind to a standstill” in face of economic and political storm

Britain’s manufacturers have ended the year “at a standstill” as the toll of ongoing political uncertainty coupled with the downturn in major global markets shows little sign of ending anytime soon. That’s according to a major survey conducted by business...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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BSIA launches British Security Awards 2020 by announcing regional rounds

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is launching its 2020 celebration of the industry’s finest, namely the British Security Awards, by kick-starting the regional rounds of the security personnel categories. Taking place on Wednesday 1 July at the Marriott Hotel on...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019